Saffron sweet potato Hummus, a healthy snack

Hummus is a traditional dish of Middle Eastern cuisine and is a healthy snack and it’s super easy to make. Traditionally, it has been made only using chickpeas, lemon juice and tahini (a ground sesame seed paste). Nowadays, there are countless versions. One of these, is this saffron sweet potato hummus version.


This snack is perfect for the youngest members of the family to eat legumes. And the touch of sweet potato imbues a delicious sweetness, which they will love. Furthermore, hummus is a dish suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.


Recipe: saffron sweet potato hummus


200-300 g cooked chickpeas

2 sweet potatoes

2 garlic cloves

3 tablespoons tahini

100 ml water

100 ml extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

2-3 saffron strands


Ground cumin




To make this recipe, start by roasting and cooking the sweet potatoes, then mash using a fork. Clean and peel the chickpeas. Add the cooked and peeled chickpeas, the sweet potato, tahini, saffron strands, garlic into the bowl of a food processor and gradually add the oil and water and then blend until all the ingredients are broken down and the desired texture is obtained. Add salt to taste and set aside in the refrigerator.


When serving, garnish with a drizzle of the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and paprika.


As you can see, in less than 10-15 minutes, this delicious and tasty saffron sweet potato hummus is ready. If sweet potato is not to your liking, you can make beetroot, pea, avocado, carrot, pumpkin hummus … Virtually everything that you love!  It’s a recipe where practically all the ingredients you can imagine can be used.

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